Metabolic activity in muscle accounts for approximately 25% of total energy expended by the body, but if that metabolism is constantly being slowed down, you're going to burn less energy throughout the day. Metabolic health is extremely important, and you might be harming it without even knowing it.
We've heard the clichés so many times: You are what you eat. Good food supports good health. Let thy food be thy medicine... So why then, do so many people…Read more
Biologically, men and women have some concrete differences. But those distinctions go beyond the obvious contrasts. It's important to recognize that our bodies function within subtle and not-so-subtle variations that…Read more
Two things are certain: The winter holidays are upon us, and if we’re not careful, they can wreak havoc on our digestive systems. Let’s face it: the holiday season is a dietary minefield. We stuff ourselves, drink too much and eat the wrong foods. We don’t even have to attend a party: calorie-dense foods are delivered directly to our offices and homes. Digestion suffers.
We hear a lot about weight gain during the winter. Maintaining a healthy body weight is important all year long and as we know, there are numerous ways to achieve this. But a scientific study has highlighted an unexpected ingredient for healthy fat metabolism that is quite literally, right under our noses: black pepper.
We’re surrounded with pastries over the holidays and most people, even those watching their diets, have a hard time resisting all the temptations. Nevertheless, the gluten-free movement continues to gain momentum as more people become aware of how widespread this problem really is.
For most people, it can be difficult to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle once the last nice days of fall are gone. The daylight hours disappear quickly and the weather can be unpredictable. Outside activity becomes limited to weekends, competing with errands and social engagements. Here are a few tips to help maintain good health through the fall.
Changing seasons and cold weather can take a toll on immunity, but there are natural and effective ways to help support against colds and flu. Check out our guide to utilizing some of nature’s best immune ingredients to help prime your system for the months ahead.
Astragalus will target toxins in organs and tissues and boost vital energy to support your immune system this fall. This savory vegetable soup is an amazing traditional recipe that includes superherbs like astragalus, garlic, and medicinal mushrooms into your diet.
Over the course of evolution, humans and bacteria have developed a close, symbiotic relationship. Internal flora -- our microbiota -- perform numerous tasks that affect digestion, immunity, metabolism, even mental health. Life would be quite difficult, perhaps impossible, without them -- and research continues to uncover their remarkable, far-reaching benefits.
Stay healthy with these top travel tips, so you can enjoy your well-deserved vacation to the fullest!
Sometimes we eat a good meal but don’t get up from the table feeling satisfied. We’ve eaten enough, but our bodies keep telling us to eat again, eat more, and overindulge. This message can be difficult to resist and most likely, sooner or later, we will find ourselves rooting through the refrigerator for that “perfect” food to calm those cravings
While it may not be the latest health movement, the raw food diet is one that continues to gain followers seeking to jump-start their health, beauty, detox and weight loss regimens. But how healthy is a raw food diet?
The foods on your plate can be an important part of your spring detox program. With the right diet and supportive detox supplements, a brighter, cleaner, more vibrant you can shine this year.
The renewed energetic awakenings of spring make this a great time to prepare our minds, bodies and environments for the brightening season ahead. It’s a perfect opportunity for a spring cleanse and the creation of a more vibrant, balanced sense of well-being.
Emphasizing nutrient dense, functional foods in your diet is the best way to improve health and well-being. Functional foods do just what they say: help your body function at its best. If you’re not emphasizing these high integrity, highly nutritious foods and ingredients, you may be starving your body of the building blocks it needs to not just function, but actually thrive.
Learn which vision-friendly foods and nutrients can help keep your eyesight sharp.
In today’s world, full of health foods and organic options, it seems like it should be easier than ever to “eat clean.” But is it really? This week we discuss what factors can increase the difficulty of sticking to a healthy diet and what lifestyle changes we can make to boost our success rate.
If you want a refreshing way to improve your digestion, enhance your immune system and increase your peace of mind, try chai tea. Scientific research is now confirming what people in India have known for thousands of years: Chai is not only soothing and uplifting -- it also benefits numerous areas of health, for long-term vitality.
During the cold, short days of winter it’s all too easy to become vitamin D deficient. The lack of sunlight and increased time spent indoors attribute to lower vitamin D levels and can lead to increased risk for bone and cardiovascular damage. Find out what you can do to keep your vitamin D levels up and keep your body’s systems working for you all season.
In addition to regular exercise and a healthy diet, there are a number of specific foods, herbs and supplements that can help support proper blood flow and promote long-term cardiovascular health.
Spices do more than just boost flavor in food. They can also have a multitude of added health benefits. From cellular wellness to detoxification and heavy metal removal, find out which spices can assist wellbeing and how to maximize the results of these common botanicals.
Healthy internal flora — our "microbiota" — perform numerous tasks that affect digestion, immunity, metabolism, even mental health. Life would be quite difficult, perhaps impossible, without them. Read more.
We see them everywhere — in our yards, on the side of the road, sprouting through the sidewalk cracks. They're the ubiquitous little yellow flowers known as dandelions, and they're one of nature's great survivors, capable of thriving just about anywhere.